HC Deb 02 March 1920 vol 126 c289W
Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

asked the Minister of Health if, in many cases, boards of guardians, contrary to the expressed desire of his Ministry, are refusing to give statutory relieving officers the benefit of the war bonus awards issued from time to time by the arbitration and conciliation boards; and if, in such cases, he will insist upon this injustice being remedied?


I have communicated to all local authorities the terms of the various awards of War bonus authorised for permanent civil servants, and I have intimated that where an increase of remuneration requires sanction, that sanction may be assumed. I cannot interfere further with the discretion of the elected local authorities in this matter.